Am I allowed to take food into the EU with me?

Following Brexit, travellers are not allowed to take any meat, milk, or products containing these ingredients into EU countries with them. There are some exemptions, including powdered infant milk and food required for medical reasons. You are allowed to travel with 20kg of fish and some shellfish, and 2kg of other animal products – including honey. Find out more about personal food imports now that the UK has left the EU.

You may be checked for these products at EU entry points, any items carried with you that are deemed in breach of these rules will be confiscated and destroyed. Please ensure that you have consumed or disposed of any meat, milk, or products containing these ingredients before you reach your EU entry point. This will avoid issues at border control and will ensure that you’re not contributing to unnecessary food waste.

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